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lcertuche

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Mini Horses if you hate fish taste (I do too) leave out the nori. The "Fish"cakes are really just bean/veggie burgers.

My family loves bean/veggie burgers. I use whatever bean I have cooked. Usually pinto.
1. Drain and rinse the beans. I usually use a couple of cups, but then I have a large family.
2. Mash, not so much they are like refried beans. I like them a little chunky for texture.
3. 1/2 cup oatmeal
4. 1/2 cup masa (corn flour) or you could use regular flour. I just love the corny taste of masa.
5. Add some sauteed onion, carrot, peppers, garlic. Pretty much whatever you like.
6. Stir together with a fork and let set in the refrigerator a couple of hours or overnight. (can omit but it holds together better.
7. Fry or bake. I usually bake 350 for 20 minutes give or take a few minutes.
This is a truly frugal meal because I mostly use leftover beans and veggies and they cook up quick. Instead of oatmeal I will use rice if I have it in the frig. Sometimes I throw in some chia seed. I think they turn out better without egg. They can be froze but I usually throw my leftovers to the chickens.
 

lcertuche

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The good thing about it is there isn't any raw meat or eggs and you can taste it as you mix and adjust flavorings.
 

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The question I have is... how did they figure out that SOME mushrooms are safe to eat, but not all? If I was new to it all and I saw my buddy bite into a mushroom and die a horrible death, I certainly would never touch something mushroom shaped again!
And what about fugu?
 

Mini Horses

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Unfortunately, Bay is right :idunno:old

Survivalists tell you to "test" unknowns with just a taste, if you don't get sick (or die) then, may be "ok" to eat.

Some things are known from past people testing :hide If you think about it, most things "can" be an issue -- toxins form, leaves are good, stalks kill you, etc. Geesh, if we don't eat we know for sure we are goners.

I will take the challenge of raw milk ANY day....given the challenges of some other foods. :old
 
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